9781567932454

Health Policymaking in the United States

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    9781567932454

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    1567932452

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 11/1/2005
  • Publisher: HEALTH ADMINISTRATION PRESS
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Author Biography

Beaufort B. Longest, Jr., Ph.D., FACHE, is the M. Allen Pond Professor of Health Policy and Management and director of the Health Policy Institute at the University of Pittsburgh

Table of Contents

List of Acronyms and Initials
xii
List of Web Sites
xviii
Preface xxi
Health and Health Policy
1(32)
Health Defined
1(5)
Health Policy Defined
6(3)
Forms of Health Policies
9(12)
Categories of Health Policies
21(3)
The Connection Between Health Policy and Health
24(1)
Health Policy in the States
25(3)
The Role and Importance of Policy Competency in the Pursuit of Health
28(1)
Summary
29(1)
Discussion Questions
30(3)
Impact of Health Policy
33(42)
Health Policy and Health Determinants
35(19)
Health Policy and Individuals, Organizations, and Interest Groups
54(16)
Summary
70(1)
Discussion Questions
71(4)
Context and Process of Health Policymaking
75(50)
The Context of Health Policymaking: The Political Marketplace
76(5)
Demanders and Suppliers of Health Policies
81(14)
Interplay Among Demanders and Suppliers in the Political Marketplace
95(12)
A Conceptual Model of the Public Policymaking Process
107(13)
Summary
120(1)
Discussion Questions
121(4)
Policy Competency
125(36)
Organization Design to Support Policy Competency
128(4)
Analyzing Public Policy Environments
132(12)
Influencing Public Policy Environments
144(8)
The Human Element in Analyzing and Influencing Public Policy Environments
152(5)
Summary
157(1)
Discussion Questions
158(3)
Policy Formulation: Agenda Setting
161(42)
Overview of the Policy Formulation Phase
161(2)
Agenda Setting
163(13)
Interest Group Involvement in Agenda Setting
176(17)
The Influential Role of Chief Executives in Agenda Setting
193(4)
The Nature of the Health Policy Agenda
197(2)
Summary
199(1)
Discussion Questions
199(4)
Policy Formulation: Development of Legislation
203(36)
The Choreography of Legislation Development
205(1)
Originating and Drafting Legislative Proposals
206(4)
Introducing and Referring Proposed Legislation to Committees
210(9)
House or Senate Floor Action on Proposed Legislation
219(1)
Conference Committee Actions on Proposed Legislation
220(2)
Presidential Action on Proposed Legislation
222(1)
Legislation Development for the Federal Budget
222(8)
Legislation Development for the State Budgets
230(5)
From Formulation to Implementation
235(1)
Summary
236(1)
Discussion Questions
236(3)
Policy Implementation: Rulemaking
239(30)
Responsibility for Policy Implementation
242(9)
Rulemaking: The Beginning of Implementation
251(15)
Summary
266(1)
Discussion Questions
267(2)
Policy Implementation: Operation
269(34)
The Impact of a Policy's Design or Construction on Its Own Operation
269(4)
The Impact of Implementing Organizations and Their Managers on Implementation
273(28)
Summary
301(1)
Discussion Questions
301(2)
Policy Modification
303(52)
Distinguishing Policy Modification from Policy Initiation
304(2)
Policymaking Is a Cyclical Process
306(2)
Incrementalism in Policymaking
308(2)
The Mechanics of the Modification Phase
310(7)
The Medicare Program: A Long History of Policy Modification in Practice
317(12)
Key Structural Features of Policy Modification
329(20)
Conclusion
349(1)
Summary
350(1)
Discussion Questions
350(5)
Appendix A: Overview of Medicare 355(12)
Appendix B: Overview of Medicaid 367(12)
Appendix C: Briefly Annotated Chronological List of Selected U.S. Federal Laws Pertaining to Health 379(40)
Index 419(20)
About the Author 439

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